Paramount Pictures | Release Date: January 26, 2007
Summary: Nominated for twelve Academy Awards, this 1964 film is an historical costume drama of the grandest order. Becket is the true story of the friendship between King Henry II (O'Toole) and Thomas à Becket (Burton), a royal courtier and confidant whom Henry appoints as Archbishop of Canterbury. This stunning new 35mm color & Scope print was restored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, with funding from Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation. (Slowhand Cinema Releasing)
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Runtime: 148 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and violence.
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Countries: USA, UK
Languages: English, Latin
Home Release Date: Oct 13, 2015
Director Credit
Peter Glenville Director
Writer Credit
Edward Anhalt Screenplay
Jean Anouilh Play "Becket"
Lucienne Hill Play Translation
Principal Cast Credit
John Gielgud King Louis VII Of France
Peter O'Toole King Henry II
Richard Burton Thomas À Becket
Cast Credit
Christopher Rhodes Baron
David Weston Brother John
Donald Wolfit Bishop Folliot
Felix Aylmer Archbishop Of Canterbury
Gino Cervi Cardinal Zambelli
Inigo Jackson Robert De Beaumont
Martita Hunt Empress Matilda
Niall MacGinnis Baron
Pamela Brown Queen Eleanor [Of Aquitaine]
Paolo Stoppa Pope Alexander III
Percy Herbert Baron
Siân Phillips Gwendolen
Producer Credit
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Joseph H. Hazen Executive Producer